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Murchison's Riches

(Photos: Alexa Sutherland)

Not that many years ago man sought in the Murchison area golden riches. Today the search is still on, but the colour is now black. Top Left - Drilling for oil in the Blackwater area two years ago and, Below, an oil rig in the Mangles Valley, 1927. Top Right - The Mataki Dredge operating near Murchison in 1935 and, Above, prospecting on the Four Rivers Plain, 1926. Below - Some still fossick. Right - Remnants of gold dredging days.